Ubisoft Begins to Backtrack on Previous Statements Regarding Piracy

Ubisoft has taken a lot of flack from PC gamers with their controversial piracy statement and now it looks like they have backtracked on some of those claims. While it seems that the PC version of Ghost Recon Future soldier will remain canned, another game by the name of I Am Alive may still have a chance to be released on PC. I Am Alive creative director, Stanislas Mettra, previously stated the following in distaste for releasing the game on the platform:

We’ve heard loud and clear that PC gamers are bitching about there being no version for them. But, are these people just making noise just because there’s no version or because it’s a game they actually want to play? Would they buy it if we made it?

It’s hard because there’s so much piracy and so few people are paying for PC games that we have to precisely weigh it up against the cost of making it. Perhaps it will only take 12 guys three months to port the game to PC, it’s not a massive cost but it’s still a cost. If only 50,000 people buy the game then it’s not worth it.

However, Mettra is now back tracking a bit by stating that his previous comments may have been slightly misconstrued. Although, he still makes a point about studying the “feasibility” of releasing the game on the PC:

I would really love to see a pc build of the game and I dont think I meant to say “the game won’t happen on pc” it’s probably an English language miscommunication (I am not native English speaker).

What I meant is that the pc version did not happen yet. But we are still working to see the feasibility of it, which is not necessarily simple. I gave some examples to illustrate the problematic, but obviously it is not in my hands and not my part to talk about this.

Honestly, which game maker would not love his game to be playable on as many platforms and by as many people as possible?

This is quite a shift in attitude compared to the previous statement. Unfortunately, it still seems up in the air at this point. Hopefully, Ubisoft will come to their senses and release a DRM free version on the PC when the time comes.

Source: incgamers.com